Composers / Witold Lutosławski / Places catalog

Louisville (Kentucky)

In 1984, the American industrialist and entrepreneur H. Charles Grawemeyer (1912–1993), a chemist and engineer by trade, like Alfred Nobel, his senior by eighty years, set up a foundation with a capital of nine million dollars to award prizes. The laureates were to be selected by Louisville University, of which Grawemeyer was a graduate. Today, that prize is awarded in five categories, but in 1985 only one was presented, in composition, with Witold Lutosławski distinguished for his Third Symphony.

The sum of 150,000 dollars that came with the diploma made the Grawemeyer Award the richest given to a musician in the world. In his acceptance speech, Lutosławski informed those assembled that he was allocating the entire sum to create a grant fund for young Polish composers, wishing to enable them to pursue post-graduate studies abroad.

The following year, the composer was asked to take part in the work of the jury selecting the next award-winner and to write a fanfare for the next presentation ceremony. Thus on 19 September 1986, a rendition of the Fanfare for University of Louisville closed the ceremony in which György Ligeti received the Grawemeyer Award for his first book of six Piano Etudes. The last piece in that set is entitled ‘Automne à Varsovie’, which was an allusion to the Warsaw Autumn festival, dedicated to the award-winner’s ‘Polish friends’, who included Lutosławski.

Place Category
Aix-en-Provence Appearances
Aldeburgh Appearances
Amsterdam Appearances
Århus Education
Aspen Appearances
Austin Other
Baranów Sandomierski Other
Basel Other
Basztowa Street Performance spaces
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Other
BBC Orchestra and other ensembles Appearances
Belfast Other
Berea Performance spaces
Berlin Appearances
Białystok Education
Boston Appearances
Brisbane Other
Budapest Other
Calgary Education, Other
Cambridge Other
Celle Publishers / Bookshops
Chicago Appearances
Cincinnati Other
Cleveland Appearances
Cologne Other
Copenhagen Appearances
Cracow Philharmonic Performance spaces
Dartington Education
Donaueschingen Other
Dresden Other
Drozdowo Flats
Düsseldorf Appearances
Edinburgh Other
Evian Appearances
Filmography Radio / TV
Florence Appearances
Geneva Appearances
Glasgow Other
Graz Other
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Hagen Other, Performance spaces
Hamburg Other
Hanover (New Hampshire) Other
Helsinki Education
Herkulessaal Appearances, Performance spaces
Houston Other
Huddersfield Appearances
Indianapolis Other
Jagiellonian University Education
Katowice Other
Kazimierz nad Wisłą Other
Komorów Flats
Łagów Other
Lancaster Appearances
La Rochelle Appearances
Leeds Appearances
Leipzig Education, Performance spaces, Publishers / Bookshops
Lisbon Appearances
Liverpool Appearances
Łomża Education
London Sinfonietta Performance spaces
Los Angeles Appearances
Louisville (Kentucky) Other
Lublin Appearances
Lucerne Other
Madrid Appearances
Manchester Appearances
Mikołajki Other
Milan Appearances
Montreal Appearances
Moscow Appearances
Munich Philharmonic Appearances, Performance spaces
New York Appearances
Odense Education, Performance spaces
Olsztyn Education
Opio (near Grasse) Flats
Oslo Other
Paris Appearances
Pittsburgh Appearances
Poznań Other
Prague Appearances
PWM EDITION Publishers / Bookshops
Riga Performance spaces
Rome Other
Rotterdam Appearances
Royal Albert Hall Appearances, Performance spaces
Royal Philharmonic Society Appearances
Saint Paul (Minnesota) Other
Salzburg Other
San Francisco Appearances
Strasbourg Appearances
Stockholm Appearances
Sydney Appearances
Szczecin Other
Tanglewood Education, Other
Tokyo Appearances
Toronto Education
Toruń Education
Venice Performance spaces
Vienna Performance spaces
Villars-sur-Ollon Other
Warsaw Appearances, Flats, Other, Performance spaces
Washington Appearances
Wawel Appearances
Wehr near Rheinfelden Other
Wrocław Other, Performance spaces
Wzdów Other
Zagreb Performance spaces
Zegrze Other
Zurich Performance spaces